“Excuse me, where can I find the Cream of Tartar?” I asked.
“[With a little chuckle] You can find that down aisle 6, where the condiments are,” the lady at the counter explained.
So off I went down the aisle giving her the benefit of the doubt for knowing what Cream of Tartar was… yea that was a mistake. She thought I meant Tartar Sauce!
After laughing to myself, I started back towards the baking aisle and ask a fellow customer if she knew what it was/looked like. She explained that it would be in with the spices. AH HA! That narrows it down significantly! Back in the baking aisle, I began to scan the 8374238472634 spices for Cream of Tartar… typically they’re placed alphabetically, but I wasn’t sure if it was under “C” or “T”. There was another gentleman in the aisle not having any luck finding what he needed either, but I decided to see if he knew where it would be. He immediately goes “one second!” and went down the soup aisle. While he was in the other aisle, I ended up finding the Cream of Tartar on my own and then found him to let him know. Well, guess where he thought it would be… in with the Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Chicken soups… This was quite a start to the third baking adventure!
A tip for the balls of dough is to roll them in between the palms of your hands (make sure you wash them) like you would making balls of play-dough when you were little, and then place in the cinnamon-sugar and take a spoon and spoon the cinnamon and sugar on and around the dough. Try and minimize the amount of time your hands/fingers touch the cinnamon and sugar as you will start to stain the raw dough, and with these cookies, it’s important not to blend those two parts together.